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Infant and Newborn Health

Nutrition, Wellness and Safety

For newborn babies, breast milk is best because it provides all necessary vitamins and minerals in the first months of life. However, if you are unable or choose not to breastfeed, infant formulas are available. Solid foods are typically introduced around 4-6 months of age. If you have questions on what foods and when to start giving them, please discuss this with our providers during your child's wellness exams. You may also call us at 308.995.6111.

Some foods to stay away from in the first 2 years of your child's life include eggs, honey, peanuts and peanut butter, and tree nuts. These can be introduced at later development stages in the event that your child is susceptible to food allergies.

Developmental Milestones

Kids reach certain exciting milestones throughout the course of their development. Including rolling over, sitting up, crawling, taking their first step and waving goodbye. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a few guidelines based on your child's age from 2 months to five years.

Stages of Development

During their first year, babies develop lifelong skills. It is important to remember that not all babies develop at the same rate. If you ever have any questions on the stages of development, please contact our providers at 308.995.6111.

Normal growth areas that we monitor include:

  • gross motor skills -- controlling the head, sitting up, crawling and walking
  • fine motor skills -- involving the use of their hands to pickup and hold feeding utensils, toys as well as using the thumb and finger to pick up cereal or small pieces of food
  • sensory -- these are normal functions of the senses including sight, sound, taste, touch and smell
  • language -- babies react and make sound in different ways, they will start to make their own sounds (and eventually learn a few simple words), and begin to understand what people are saying to them
  • social -- how well do they play and interact with family members and other children

Recommended Immunizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a schedule of recommended immunizations for people of any age. The schedule shown below is for children birth through 6 years of age.

Phelps Medical Group

1315 Tibbals Street  //  Holdrege, Nebraska 68949
phone: 308.995.6111  //  fax: 308.995.4868
Llame al 1-308-995-2847

For Appointments Call 308.995.6111

Monday  //  8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  //  1 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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